If there is a silver lining at all to the 2016 American Election Cycle is that we have very visible proof of what what happens when an entire nation is frozen in fear. Both sides of the election made the entire thing about which side we needed to fear more. And the fear-mongering continues on still.… Continue reading Fear Energy
Achey Breaky Heart
Sometimes the pain we feel is so intense that we think our hearts could explode. Just know that your heart cannot actually break from this pain. Sure, stress and trauma can cause damage to your body - that's not the kind of breaking I am talking about. I'm talking about the kind of heart break… Continue reading Achey Breaky Heart
Life is Short
I'm creeping up on the 5-0 and will reach that milestone in a couple years. On my latest birthday I got to thinking about just how different 50 is to my generation than what it was to the boomers. At my age, my mom was a grandmother (though she looked so young) and had less… Continue reading Life is Short
Mothers and Sons
Show me a mother with a son and I will show you woman trying very hard to raise a man who treats women well, is responsible, hard working and a person who will make a fine husband and father one day. Not in all cases, but my experience is that this is what we want… Continue reading Mothers and Sons
Mothers and Daughters
It would take a book to discuss all the complexities involved in mother-daughter relationships and I sure don't have it all figured out from either the daughter or the mother perspectives. I was separated from my own mom at a young age. When I finally got to live with her again I was a 17… Continue reading Mothers and Daughters
Never Too Old
At age 42 I was completely lost. I had never gone back and finished my degree. I spent 20 years working or volunteering in jobs to support my children's interests. All my friendships were also centered around the teams, groups and events in which my children were involved. My life was my kids and helping… Continue reading Never Too Old
I posted on this a while back, so I won't make this a long-winded post. I just want to emphasize this point again - Gratitude IS the Key to Happiness. When you are feeling lowly, under appreciated, like you aren't where you should be in life - you really can pick yourself up by having… Continue reading Gratitude
The Cowboys are Winning!
I am a girl who loves football! That's not to say that I know everything about the game - but I can hold my own in a conversation with my brothers. I am also lucky enough to have a husband who doesn't mind answering all my questions during the game. My favorite level is college… Continue reading The Cowboys are Winning!